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THE CORN EXCHANGE ENTRANCE WING

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE CORN EXCHANGE ENTRANCE WING

List entry Number: 1380399

Location

THE CORN EXCHANGE ENTRANCE WING, CHURCH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: The City of Brighton and Hove

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Aug-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480512

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History

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Details

BRIGHTON

TQ3104SW CHURCH STREET 577-1/40/148 (East side) 13/10/52 The Corn Exchange: entrance wing (Formerly Listed as: The Corn Exchange and Dome)

GV II

Entrance and lobby added to the Corn Exchange, Church Street (qv). 1934. Designed by Robert Atkinson, FRIBA; sculpture by James Woodford. Grey brick in Flemish bond with stone dressings to the openings; the roof parapeted. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys over basement and a 4-window range. The design is a highly stylised version of the Islamic forms which Porden and Nash used in the early C19. Metal marquee projects in front of a 2-storey, pointed-arch recess; the tympanum filled with relief sculpture: the central figure placed on a vesica piscis depicts the goddess Ceres who assumes an Asian posture and aspect; to either side of her are 3 trumpeting angels who float on clouds. To either side of the recess, the front wall projects slightly to form turrets, the first-floor window of each is round arched; to the left an added wing with a horseshoe-arched, first-floor window; flanking the entrance itself are a 2- and 3-light window with twisted mullions. INTERIOR: lobby of 2 bays, ceiled by quadripartite groin vaulting, each cell is lit by a roundel. Of special note is the wood panelling in the waiting room just outside the conveniences. The entrance wing forms a group with the Dome and Corn Exchange (qv) as well as with the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Church Street (qv).





Listing NGR: TQ3119804348

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National Grid Reference: TQ 31198 04348

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